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N. Korea Revamps Rocket Launch Site

Will this lead to another showdown between the U.S. and North Korea? Satellite imagery shows North Korea is revamping its old rocket-launch site to accommodate larger rockets, a U.S. institute claimed on Tuesday. North Korea threatened to push ahead with its nuclear program despite pressure from the international community to halt nuclear testing, after the U.N. condemned its failed rocket launch in mid-April. The U.S. and other nations have expressed concern that North Korea is expanding its rocket program so that its missiles will be able to carry nuclear weapons. North Korea shot back at U.S. attempts to ratchet up sanctions on its nuclear program, claiming they have “no option but to take countermeasures for self-defense.”

May 22, 2012 6:56 PM